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Brewed by Thiriez
Style: Saison
Esquelbecq, France
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly known as Frères de la Bière.

Initialement nommée "les Frères de la Bière", elle est le fruit d’un partenariat avec un brasseur anglais, John Davidson de la Swale Brewery, dans le cadre d’un projet Interreg.

Blonde, légère en alcool, un houblon aromatique du Kent, utilisé très généreusement lui confère son caractère unique.. "Dès l’attaque, l’amertume est là, puissante, enrobante,bien associée au malt. Structure moelleuse, bien maltée et sans lourdeur. Du houblon à l’état nature envahit le palais. Les amateurs vont en raffoler" Bière Magazine mars-avril 2006 Exportée au USA sous le nom de Thiriez EXTRA


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (996) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Full golden colour, not quite clear. Heavy carbonation. Scent is of lemon, vinegar, honey and yeast, with noticeable sour funk. Taste is sweet at first, then very dry, with a bittersweet finish. Pleasant and refreshing if slightly odd.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
juanenka (252) - valladolid, SPAIN - NOV 28, 2013
Botella. Presencia dorada con corona blanca deslavazada de poca duración. Aroma cítrico y notas de pino con levaduras de por medio y notas de pan. En boca es ligera y dulce con deje ácido acabando dulce y lupulada con buen final seco

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6486) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
(Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels, 25 Oct 2013) Golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty, hoppy nose with tropical fruit, grass, and grainy malt. Malty, hoppy taste with notes of citrus, grassy hops, hay, grainy malt and a fresh hoppy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, quite dry. Well balanced and tasty saison. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2013
Golden in colour, pours with a thick pillowy head. Quite a hoppy aroma as described by the beer, but there is Saison character still there as well. Has moderately high bitterness and good fermentation flavour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (756) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 5, 2013
On tap @ La Capsule, Lille-FR. Color: pours blond beer with small carbonization and big white foam. Smell: good equilibrium of malt and hops as typical belgium ale. Taste: nice beer with equilibrium, malt and hops. Aftertaste: nice bitterness and wet bitterness. Really drinkable as "bière de soif".

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vlaamsbeer (3) - - SEP 11, 2013 does not count
L’étoile du Nord est une bière blonde / ambrée assez pétillante à la mousse fine. Ses arômes sont houblonnés et floraux. En bouche, on retrouve l’amertume d’une IPA et la douceur de cette petite perle. L’amertume est à la fois fine et persistante. L’étoile du Nord est douce et dispose de peu d’aigreur.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Sjoerdve (97) - - SEP 7, 2013
It has a weird (not good) taste. Something strange is in the aftertaste. Would not recommend ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abio (1639) - Waasland, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2013
Cloudy golden coloured beer. The head should hold some longer. Fruits and flowers, good grassy hopped end some spices. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1095) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
Draft to goblet Aroma of hay, tangerine, sweet red pepper. Appearance is a hazy yellow with a thin white head. Taste of tortilla and hops...interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopRedHead (396) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle at La Fine Mousse. Pours golden orange with a short fluffy white head. Aroma is grassy hops, zest and bready malt. Taste is bizarre, hay, grass, lemon and a weird malt character. Bitterness didn't complement the beer a whole lot, I'm not even sure what style of beer it was. Kinda refreshing, just a weird combination of flavours.


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